New Delhi (NVI): In the backdrop of prevailing situation in the country, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) today directed all States and Union Territories (UTs) to implement the containment measures as they were communicated to them in the advisory of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on April 25, 2021. It said that the order shall be effective till May 31.
“The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) directed all States and Union Territories (UTs) to consider the containment measures, as had been conveyed in the advisory of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), dated April 25, 2021, for immediate implementation based on the assessment of the situation. It asked the States and UTs to implement the necessary containment measures, under the relevant provisions of the Disaster Management (DM) Act, 2005,” the order read.
MoHFW, in their advisory on April 25, had asked the States and UTs to identify districts where either the tests positivity had been more than 10% or more in the last one week; or, where bed occupancy was more than 60%; districts fulfilling any of the above two criteria should be considered for taking intensive and local containment measures.
The implementation framework for community containment/ large containment areas, as advised by MoHFW, has also been enclosed with the MHA order.
“The National Directives for COVID-19 Management shall continue to be strictly followed throughout the country. The MHA order shall be effective till 31.5.2021,” it added.